Leavitt Lake near Bridgeport, California
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About CSS

Community Service Solutions (CSS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency based in California's Eastern Sierra mountains. CSS was established in April of 2002, for the original purpose of assisting counties with the implementation of the In-Home Supportive Services Program (AB 1682).

 

CSS's mission has since expanded greatly, to include assisting community members in need by providing them or connecting them with necessary government resources, as well as providing various forms of expertise and assistance to county and State governments. CSS has operated in as many as five different California counties since its incorporation.

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Amanda Philips

Executive Director

*Fun fact: Amanda and her family live on a working cattle ranch.

Amanda joined CSS as a Program Manager in 2013 and was promoted to Executive Director in 2018. She oversees CSS's operations and programs and is always looking for opportunities to bring additional services to underserved residents in the Eastern Sierra. Amanda spends her free time loving life with her husband and two boys- hunting, fishing, traveling, cooking, photography, and watching her boys play sports. 

 

 

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Chelsea Bertram

Creative Director

*Fun fact: She worked as a photo retoucher in a commercial photography studio in Cleveland, Ohio.

Chelsea is loving her newest role of being a mom. Her goal through design, is to cultivate connections to our community with opportunities that are available to them.

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Crystal Tovar

Nutrition Educator

*Fun Fact: *She is left handed and has a twin sister.

Crystal joined Community Service Solutions in November 2021. She is both a Nutrition Educator and also helps with outreach on the Health Navigator Program. 

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Cam Matthewson

IHSS Registry Coordinator

*Fun Fact: Cam is a fourth generation Bishop native.

Cam Matthewson is the newest addition to the CSS team working in the Bishop, California office as an IHSS Registry Coordinator. Cam enjoys many hobbies and interests, but is currently enjoying being a new Dad!

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Julianna Kazmierski

Nutrition Educator

*Fun Fact: In her free time Julianna likes to go on hikes with two dogs, Bandit and Birdie. 

Julianna joined CSS in January of 2021 as a nutrition educator and a member of the CalFresh Healthy Living team. She has taught physical activity lessons, nutrition lessons, and cooking lessons in Mono, Alpine, and Inyo county. 

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Samara Moschiano

Nutrition Educator
IHSS Registry Coordinator

*Fun Fact: Samara loves getting silly with her son, and getting serious on her Hydrow.

Samara is both a Nutrition Educator for the CalFresh Healthy Living Program and an IHSS Registry Coordinator for CSS. Born and raised in San Diego, Samara received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Human Development at California State University, San Marcos.

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Courtney Ivey

Nutrition Educator

*Fun fact: Courtney has traveled to 37 states with a goal to see all 50.

Courtney is a nutrition educator with CalFresh Healthy Living and outreach coordinator with the Health Navigator Program.  Her goal is to help reduce food insecurity by promoting affordable healthy food access and provide nutrition education throughout the community.

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Jake Maxwell

Re-entry Coordinator

*Fun Fact: Jake is retiring from the Marine Corps soon! 

Jake is the Re-entry Coordinator for Mono County Jail. He loves working with the community and helping them get the resources needed to have a happy healthy life.

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Jenna McCarthy

Project Director

Fun Fact: Jenna’s been to all the MLB ballparks on the West Coast (+ a couple more) and plans to get to all 30 in the next 10 years.

Jenna McCarthy is the Project Director for CalFresh Healthy Living. She works remotely to coordinate and document nutrition and physical activity programming, and some of her favorite projects include helping revise school wellness policies and implementing the CATCH PE program at schools across all three counties.

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Miriam Jones

IHSS Registry Coordinator and QA Specialist

*Fun Fact: Miriam has lived in five U.S. states and in three different countries. 

Miriam, a native of Sweden, has been with Community Service Solutions since 2017. She started as a Nutrition Educator, but moved to IHSS in 2018. In her free time she enjoys hiking, camping, and skiing with her family.